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Director, Community Integration

Position: Director, Community Integration

Department:  Day Habilitation

Reports to:     SVP, Workforce & Community Engagement                            

Exempt/Non Exempt: Exempt


Summary: The Director, Community Integration is responsible for the coordination and supervision of The League’s Day Habilitation & Personal Support Services. The Director will provide marketing/recruitment, supervision, and ongoing quality assurance for both program areas. Additionally, this position will oversee admissions and case management functions for all DDA Meaningful Day services, to ensure a consistent person-centered planning process throughout all programming.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Remain available via cell phone for on-call/crisis situations.

  • Provide direct supervision to Community Integration, Day Habilitation and Person-Centered Planning managers.

  • In conjunction with program managers, coordinate and monitor training for all departmental staff, ensuring that they complete required training within 60 days of hire and annually thereafter.

  • Hire and train quality staff, and assist program managers in recruiting and hiring quality staff as needed.

  • Ensure that all referrals for DDA Meaningful Day services are carefully and adequately screened, that all intake procedures are followed, and that a tracking mechanism is in place to ensure timely follow-up to all program inquiries.

  • Closely monitor Personal Supports staffing to ensure that all participants are “matched” with appropriate Support Counselors in a timely manner, and that families and funders are kept well-informed of case status.

  • Continuously monitor and oversee the development of quality community-based opportunities to increase community integration and to facilitate goal attainment for individuals served.

  • Work closely with the Workforce Development team to ensure that participants are being adequately assessed while participating in Community Integration and Career Discovery groups, leading to timely and seamless transitions into Workforce Development services as appropriate.

  • Ensure that adequate funding is secured and maintained for each individual served (i.e., DDA Service Funding Plans, 1:1 funding renewals, Private Pay Agreements, etc.)

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement DDA in-service days and additional trainings to provide ongoing professional development, along with agency-wide and departmental-specific updates.

  • Network, communicate, and attend ongoing trainings and meetings with DDA, DHMH, and other relevant entities.

  • Ensure all required reports are filed with DDA, OHCQ, DHMH and Service Coordinators.

  • Implement and ensure compliance with all DDA, OHCQ, DHMH, and League policies.

  • Remain abreast of best practices in the field, especially those specifically related to individuals with developmental disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders, and incorporate best practices and strategies into programming to the greatest extent possible.

  • Assist VP in preparing and monitoring budgets, and gain proper administrative approval for all expenses.

  • Work with other League personnel to ensure consistency between programs.

  • Ensure timely completion of evaluations of direct reports, as well as all staff working in assigned departments.

  • Work closely with VP to identify and pursue expansion opportunities, and implement new programs and services as they are developed.

  • Assist in creating a progressive, safe and culturally competent workplace.

  • Fully participate as a member of the League Management Team.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the SVP, Workforce & Community Engagement.

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Have a clean driving record with no more than 3 points

  • Personal Vehicle required

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

Educational and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of supervision experience

  • Minimum of five years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DDA regulations and programmatic procedures

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred, although experience (6+ years) may be substituted for educational credentials as appropriate

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